The Wayfarer

12 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States
+1 805 845 1000

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rate per night

8.8

Excellent
based on 504 reviews
The Wayfarer - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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Expedia C$ 65
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Value for money

7.8

Distance to city centre

1.1 km

Location rating

9.2

Nearest Airport

Santa Barbara

Distance to airport

13.7 km

Rooms

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Queen Rooms

C$ 257+

Bed type
Provider
Nightly base price
Unknown
C$ 257 per night
Queen bed
C$ 326 per night
Unknown
C$ 349 per night
Unknown
C$ 532 per night

King Rooms

C$ 121+

Bed type
Provider
Nightly base price
King bed
C$ 121 per night
Unknown
C$ 350 per night
King bed
C$ 381 per night

Deluxe Rooms

C$ 120+

Bed type
Provider
Nightly base price
Unknown
C$ 120 per night
Unknown
C$ 386 per night

Reviews

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Traveller rating

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  • Excellent
    Jun. 2020
    10.0

    Obviously there are changes due to COVID, but it was an great stay!!

  • Excellent
    Dec. 2018
    10.0

    Great value and location in the Funk Zone

    Hip and fun; great location

    The water tastes weird; the perfect view of the freeway

  • Excellent
    May 2017
    10.0

    Expensive for hostel

    But it had amazingly comfortable beds. The decor was fancy, the bathrooms were very modern - I see why it was a little more pricey than average hostels. Had a tv in the room, and with decent channels! Location is prime. Had nightly activities but the night I was there, it was cancelled because not enough people wanted to do it.

    The price

  • Excellent
    Jun. 2016
    9.1

    Excellent Location

    Rooms are not huge but comfortable, new and clean. Staff was very helpful and polite. The proximity to everything--wine tasting, breweries, restaurants, the beach and all the shops on State St could not be better. Also close to the train station.

    no complaints at all.

  • Excellent
    Sep. 2015
    9.7

    Great location, quirky decor , value for mone

    We loved the boutique feel of the wayfarer. The quirky designed reception area, mermaid wallpaper in the bedrooms and state of the art kitchen facilities. Location is perfect to explore Santa Barbara. Staff were super helpful. Great value for money.

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About

Overview

The Wayfarer is a unique hotel in downtown Santa Barbara, CA. Described with the “social traveler in mind,” it is decorated in a lighthearted style and features a blend of comfortable and private guest rooms along with dorm-style hostel rooms for the more budget-centered traveler. The hybrid hotel is in the heart of the city and less than 1,000 feet from the local Amtrak Train Station. It is part of the city’s Funk Zone and is walking distance to Antioch College, West Beach and the area’s theaters and great eateries. The hotel is also less than ten miles from the Santa Barbara Airport.

Though it is designed for the budget-conscious travelers, it is not a bare bones hotel. Visitors can enjoy the use of the outdoor pool, the free daily breakfast, the game room, the onsite laundry facilities, the community kitchen, bike rentals, and more. The property also features free WiFi throughout, and parking for guests is available for an additional fee.

The 27 private rooms all feature 42” LCD TVs, luxury linens, private baths, and use of the concierge, storage lockers, and business services. The shared dormitories are gender specific and visitors can book their individual beds. All of the dorms have private lockers and premium entertainment systems with TVs, work areas, and premium linens. Single or group reservations are accepted.

Just steps from some of the most interesting destinations and appealing galleries, beaches, restaurants, and activities, the Wayfarer is a unique property for those who like affordable travel in stylish and amenities-rich locations.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.8 Excellent

based on 504 reviews

9.2

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

9.0

Staff

7.8

Value for money

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Disabled Access
Internet
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Bicycle rental
Game room
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Cable or satellite TV
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Linens
Towels
Hiking
Accessible parking
Carpeted
Desk
Flat-screen TV
Heating
Lockers
Newspapers
Private bathroom
Private parking
Safety deposit box
Secured parking
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge/TV area
Shower
Telephone
Toilet
Wardrobe or closet
Wi-Fi available in all areas
Daily housekeeping
Fax/photocopying
Board games/puzzles
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Cooking classes
Complimentary breakfast
Safe
Pets not allowed
Free parking
Elevator

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • West Beach 0.5 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara 0.8 km
  • Stearns Wharf 0.9 km
  • Presidio of Santa Barbara 1 km
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 1.2 km
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse 1.3 km

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